The Queen's Birthday - ceremony whereby Queen becomes Colonel of Guards Regiment.
LV. Queen Elizabeth II walking out into quadrangle to inspect Grenadier Guards. & SCU Pan shot. LV. Guards lined up for inspections. CU. Queen Mother (formerly Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon, Duchess of York) holding Prince Charles (Duke of Cornwall, later Prince of Wales) looking out of window above Sovereigns Entrance. LV. Queen walking towards inspecting Guards. & CU. Pan shot. Side view watching with umbrellas up. SV. Queen (formerly Princess Elizabeth) walking towards with officers after inspection. SV. Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh smiling and talking to officer. SV. Prince Charles and Princess Anne watching from window. LV. Queen on dais addressing guards. SV. Queen speaking (Nat. Snd.)
"This parade originates in an event which is very near to us all whereby, on the death of the King my father, it falls to me a sovereign, to assume the Colonelcy-in-Chief of all five regiments comprising the brigade of Guards. I know that I cannot do better than to follow in his footsteps, for nobody was more proud of his foot-guards than the King. And I am proud indeed to become Colonel-in-Chief of this great fraternity."
SV. Prince Charles waving from window. SV. Queen talking to officers alongside dais and then walks away with them.
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